News UK hires Toby Sealey from the BBC as Head of News for audio
Toby Sealey is joining News UK as Head of News across its audio brands and will lead the news teams across radio and podcasts.
Toby joins from the BBC where he spent 27 years, most recently as a Senior Editor of BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme.
His career at the BBC has spanned a range of different news and current affairs areas including politics, health, home & legal affairs, consumer rights and business coverage.
Toby’s responsibilities will include leading the news teams across talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK, Times Radio and TalkRadio, plus News UK’s podcasts including talkSPORT Hit.
I leave the BBC today after 27 years, 8 months and 13 days on contract – a bit longer as freelancer and work experience. I started making tea and answering phones – my first pay was £15 for a vox pop – I became a BBC Trainee. What a ride!
— toby sealey (@tobytweeter) March 31, 2022
Toby Sealey said: “I’m thrilled to be joining News UK at an extremely exciting moment as it’s ambitiously growing the multi-platform business. I can’t wait to get started as Head of News across News UK’s radio networks.”
National Radio Controller, Liam Fisher said: “Toby is an extremely talented news editor who will play an important role bringing together our news content for audiences across our growing broadcasting brands.”
Toby takes up the new role with News UK from April 18th 2022.